Asteraceae
Aster eatonii

Eaton's Aster

Stems erect, hairy in upper parts. Basal leaves fall before blooming; stem leaves sessile, narrow, lance-shaped, 2–6 in. long, entire. Inflorescence long and narrow with many leafy-bracted flower heads. Flowers with numerous white or pink ray flowers supported in a cup of green bracts of different lengths. Grows in moist to wet soils, often near streams.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--4 feet
  • Habitat: Bog/Fen/Wetland
  • Found In: East Gorge, Steens, Wallowas, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes